GIMP 2.8 for Photographers: Image Editing with Open Source Software

By Klaus Goelker

Image enhancing is a vital aspect within the photographic workflow. photograph enhancing instruments, such a lot significantly Photoshop, tend to be refined and deep purposes, and are particularly pricey. the single open resource instrument during this marketplace is the GIMP, which has built right into a robust, multiplatform process working on Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

GIMP 2.8 for Photographers is a beginner's advisor to the one open resource photo modifying software that gives a no-cost replacement to pricey courses comparable to Photoshop. subject matters contain the recent consumer interface and instruments, the fundamentals of photo enhancing and straightforward alterations, complicated thoughts utilizing layers and mask, constructing uncooked pictures, operating with the enhanced textual content software, and getting ready top of the range black-and-white pictures. crucial modifying features are provided in person, easy-to-follow workshops. an advantage part at the incorporated DVD describes particular ideas for internet graphics.

GIMP 2.8 for Photographers has developed from school room fabrics that the writer built and taught in classes and workshops on snapshot enhancing with the GIMP.

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Fifty nine 2. 1 operating with GIMP: snapshot Adjustment and Retouching. . 60 2. 1. 1 establishing, atmosphere, and Storing a picture: the stairs. . . . . . . . . . . 60 2. 1. 2 establishing a picture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 2. 1. three the picture Window—Your Workspace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty five 2. 1. four Rotating a picture by way of mounted Values. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty eight 2. 1. five altering the picture View measurement (Zooming) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty nine 2. 1. 6 Cropping (Clipping) a picture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seventy two 2. 1. 7 environment the picture measurement and backbone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seventy four 2. 1. eight Scaling the Print measurement of pictures— changing answer and dimension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seventy six 2. 1. nine Saving Your photograph. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seventy eight 2. 1. 10 sooner than Printing—Calibrating displays and colour administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eighty three 2. 1. eleven Printing photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 00_GIMP 2. 8_cz5. indd 7 2/21/13 11:37 AM viii desk OF CONTENTS 2. 2 operating with Scanned photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 2. 2. 1 necessities for Scanning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 2. 2. 2 How Scanners paintings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety 2. 2. three difficulties while Scanning published Originals— the Moiré impression. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety one 2. 2. four Calculations to contemplate earlier than Scanning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety one 2. 2. five Scanning and enhancing a picture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety four 2. 2. 6 average blunders in Scanned photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety seven 2. 2. 7 atmosphere the picture and choosing the Angle­—Measuring. . ninety eight 2. 2. eight Rotating an Image—Using the Rotate instrument. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety nine 2. 2. nine Cropping an Image—the Crop device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred 2. 2. 10 utilizing the Gaussian Blur filter out to take away the Moiré impression. . . one hundred and one 2. three Adjusting and bettering colour and publicity. . . . . . . . . . 103 2. three. 1 degrees (Tonality Correction) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 2. three. 2 Curves. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 2. three. three Adjusting Hue and Saturation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 2. three. four assessment of the services within the snapshot > shades Menu . . . . . 114 2. three. five Saving a picture in Compressed layout (JPG/JPEG) for the web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 2. four Touchup paintings 1—Color Casts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred twenty 2. four. 1 what's Touchup paintings? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred twenty 2. four. 2 colour Correction recommendations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 2. four. three utilizing the degrees functionality to right colour Casts. . . . . . . . . . . . 121 2. four. four A moment approach to removal colour Casts— colour stability. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred twenty five 00_GIMP 2. 8_cz5. indd eight 2/21/13 11:37 AM ix T capable of C ontents 2. five Touchup paintings 2—Removing Spots, airborne dirt and dust, and Scratches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 2. five. 1 Why you would like soft Brushes—the Clone software. . . . . . . . . . . . 127 2. five. 2 growing New Brush tips in GIMP and uploading Adobe Photoshop Brushes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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